I'm hoping someone here will have some advice or creative ideas on how to solve a problem I'm having with my newest kitten. She was rescued from a tree at work, and when it was decided that she's homeless I volunteered to adopt her. She's sweet, loving, feisty, and just adorable, except... she won't stop licking me! I'm not talking the occasional affectionate lick (I've had cats for eons) but rather that, especially if it's nighttime and she's cuddled up with me in bed, she aggressively licks any part of my skin she can get to.
It's driving me CRAZY! Last night I finally put her in the laundry room at 3:00 in the morning after fighting off the licking since I went to bed at 10:00. I don't mind her sleeping with me -- she's very cuddly and purrs a lot, but I can't take the persistent licking. It hurts, too, because she does it so much that it feels like a carpet burn.
I think she wasn't totally weaned when we found her. Perhaps this is the problem? At any rate, what can I do?! It's very annoying!